Vince Eager

One of the many UK rock/pop artists of the late 50s Eager was one of the more promising singers in the Larry Parnes stable of stars. Launched in the spring of 1958 and christened Eager because of his enthusiastic personality, the vocalist was featured on several prestigious television shows, most notably Jack Good’s pioneering Oh Boy. He seemed a strong bet to follow Parnes’ other acts, Tommy Steele and Marty Wilde, into the UK charts but, despite a series of singles written by such name writers as Floyd Robinson, Marty Robbins, Conway Twitty and Gene Pitney, chart success proved elusive. Eager also received regular star billing on the BBC Television series Drumbeat, but his career prospects receded when he split with Parnes. In later years, he featured in the stage production of the musical Elvis.

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